National Apprenticeship (Amendment)

National Apprenticeship (Amendment)

BE it enacted by the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka as follows:

[20th January
, 1988
Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as the National Apprenticeship (Amendment) Act, No. 1 of 1988

Amendment of section 5 of Act No. 49 of 1971.

2, Section 5 of the National Apprenticeship Act, No. 49 of 1971 (hereinafter referred to as the ” principal enactment “) is hereby amended in subsection (1) of that section, by the insertion immediately after paragraph (c) of that subsection, of the following new paragraph:

” (cc) to determine the national trade tests to be undergone by any person, and to issue national trade certificates to those who qualify;”.

insertion of section 7A principal enactment .

3. The following new section is hereby inserted immediately after section 7, and shall have effect as section 7A of the principal enactment

Power to held national tests


(1) The Board shall have the power to hold national trade tests in respect of such trades as may be determined by the Minister by Order published in the Gazette.

(2) The following persons shall be eligible to sit for a national trade test:

(a) apprentices who had undergone a trade test and obtained a certificate issued by the Board ; and

(b) persona other than apprentices who in the opinion of the Board have undergone sufficient training in a particular trade.

(3) A person eligible under subsection (2) may apply to the Board in the prescribed form for the purpose of being registered to sit for a national trade test.

(4) The Board shall issue to every person who passes a national trade test and thereby attains the required skill and proficiency in a particular trade, a national trade certificate. “.